The Aoraki/Mount Cook and Mackenzie areas offer unique learning environments. To get the most out of their visit and learning opportunities, the majority of schools stay for 3-5 days. How much time you use the LEOTC service is up to you.
LEOTC Aoraki/Mount Cook caters for all junior students from Years 1-10 (Early Childhood, Primary, Intermediate and Junior Secondary). Programmes are designed to provide unique and stimulating learning experiences combining presentations with workshops, self directed learning opportunities, and outdoor pursuits.
LEOTC Aoraki/Mount Cook has a tradition of providing a range of high quality programmes which are directly linked to primary curriculum learning objectives and competencies across a multitude of subject areas. Our aim being to link our special alpine landscape to student learning via individually designed programmes for each school.
Choose from the following activities. If your year level or subject area is not presented here, contact us as we have the resources to put together presentations/workshops to align with different student needs.
- Birds in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
- Braided rivers/ Project River Recovery
- Climate, weather and water in the mountains
- Environmental threats
- Introduction to the park/visitor centre inquiry
- Kakī/black stilt recovery programme
- Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre planetarium
- Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre 3D movie experience
- Sir Edmund Hillary museum
- Technology through the ages
- Tourism in the park
- Village sustainability and management
- Birch Hill Station historic study
- Early Māori adaptation to Aoraki's alpine environment
- Hermitage Hotel big sky stargazing
- Hermitage Hotel tours
- Hydroelectricity in the Mackenzie Country
- Plant identification workshop
- Predator control in the park
- Search and rescue scenario role play
- Stream health assessment
- Wetlands invertebrates study